CAFOD Campaigns Day

Listening to the Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor: The Response of the Church in Latin America to Pope Francis’ Call

Father Peter Hughes, SSC

Summer Campaigns Day- blogYou are warmly invited to our CAFOD Campaigns Day

on Tuesday 11 July at 11am-3pm at St Columbans, Widney Manor Road, Solihull, B93 9AB.

Tea and coffee will be served from 10.45am and please do bring something for a bring-and-share lunch.

We will hear from Fr Peter Hughes, an Irish Columban priest from County Mayo who has spent most of his life as a missionary based in Lima, Peru.

As well as his work in some of the most desperately impoverished communities in Lima, Peter is an advisor to the Instituto Bartolome de las Casas and CELAM, the collegial council of Latin American bishops designed to promote pastoral leadership, initiatives and inspiration for the 22 bishops conferences of Latin America and the Caribbean.

We will also receive an update on our Power To Be campaign and enjoy a shared lunch together.

All are very welcome, I do hope you can join us. To confirm your place, please contact Lizzie in the Birmingham Volunteer Centre on or 01922 722 944.


Stories from Peru shared

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You are warmly invited to a Stories from Peru evening

on Monday 27 June, 7.00-8.30pm

in the Margaret Roper Room at St Thomas More RC Church, 112 Knoll drive, Coventry, CV3 5DE.

Our Step into the Gap Volunteer Alice Bowers will be sharing stories from her recent visit to CAFOD partners and projects in Peru, including stories from communities impacted by climate change.

They’ll be an update on CAFOD’s climate change campaign as well as our new Connect 2: Peru scheme .

All are very welcome whether a long-standing or new supporter, we’d be delighted to see you there.

Light refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

For more information please contact Elizabeth Wignall     01922 722944 .

Stories of Peru travel the Diocese

alice reading.pngCAFOD’s Step into the Gap programme allows volunteers to take a year out to devote themselves to volunteering and learning more about CAFOD and its work. This year, the Birmingham Diocese have welcomed Alice Bowers, who is currently working at Newman University Chaplaincy.

Earlier this year, she visited Peru to meet some of CAFOD’s partners and see the work that is being done in Peru. Following her experiences, she is now preparing to give a series of talks across the diocese. We would like to welcome everyone to attend these talks and hear some fascinating ‘Stories from Peru’.  

Bartley Green

Wednesday 13 April, 7.00pm

St. Peter’s Church, 2 Adams Hill, in Bartley Green Birmingham B32 3QG


Thursday 21 April, 7.00pm

SS Peter & Paul Parish, North Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RJ


Monday 9 May, 7pm

St George’s Parish, 1 Sansome Place, Worcester, WR1 1UG


Saturday 14 May, 10.30am

St Mary’s the Mount Parish Centre, Glebe St, Walsall, WS1 3NX

King’s Heath

Monday 23rd May, 7:45pm

St. Dunstan Church, Conference Room, King’s Heath, B14 7NJ

For more information on any of these talks, please email Julia Hood or Matthew Neville at or or call 01922 722 944